Fresh Pasta Recipe
I got tired of the cardboard smell embedded in the boxed pasta, so I decided to make my own fresh pasta! It wasn’t that hard, but the tricky and messy part is kneading the dough. You have to knead the dough for at least 8 minutes (more time depending on how much you make). You don’t have to have a pasta machine (although it’s convenient), a rolling pin will do! I’ll be making fettuccine style noodles in this recipe.
This recipe makes 1 to 2 servings
- 2/3 cup Flour
- 1 large Egg
- 1 teaspoon water (optional)
- garlic powder to season pasta (optional)
- Mound the flour in the center of a large cutting board. Make a well in the middle of the flour and add the egg. Use a fork to beat the egg and begin slowly mixing in the flour (you can put the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix together if it works better for you).
- When the messy dough is formed halfway, start kneading the dough with both hands. If the dough is too dry add a 1 teaspoon of water. Knead for about 8 minutes. It’s helpful to have a little extra flour to sprinkle on incase the pasta dough gets too sticky. When you can place the dough on a clean countertop without sticking, it’s ready to be shaped into a ball.
- Tightly wrap dough in a plastic wrap and let it sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes. Sprinkle flour on the cutting board (or countertop) to prevent dough from sticking.
- After letting it sit, separate the dough to 2 pieces. Using a rolling pin, roll out one of the pieces of dough as thinly as possible without the dough tearing. Fold the thin dough twice and cut in 1/4 inch strips. Repeat the procedure for the other piece of dough.
- Place the pasta in lightly salted boiling water for about 3 minutes. Serve with favorite pasta sauce. You can cook the pasta right away, or let it dry to use later. I like to season the pasta with garlic powder before placing it in the boiling water. It gives more taste!